Folding@home has been or will be implemented to help studies involving Alzheimer’s Disease, Cancer, Huntington’s Disease, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Parkinson’s Disease, Ribosome & antibiotics. You can help buy simply installing Folding@Home on your computer. Folding@Home is a distributed computing project, meaning people across the globe are connecting their computers to fold virtual protein quicker than any supercomputer in the world could do.

Also for those who own a Sony Grill PS3, Folding@Home will be accessible within the Network menu of the XrossMediaBar. Now all the unused computing power can join the cause; maybe you can feel better now that you’re gaming machine you bought for $600 can now use it’s spare horsepower by going to help someone other than yourself.

So come on, it’s real easy to install, it’s available in all prevalent languages and in virtually all computing platforms. The program runs in the background or if you want you can look at the protein unfolding yourself. The program uses unused processes of your computer, meaning it won’t slow your computer down. For those of you who use your computer to only chat on AIM and leave your computer on all day long, install the program and let all that time your computer is doing nothing actually be productive by helping someone

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